@inproceedings{1e984a87bdfd4527a0bd5a44669715c8,

title = "Effect of inner wall rotation on multicellular natural convection flow in a vertical annulus",

abstract = "Numerical simulations have been performed to study the effects of the inner wall rotation on the unsteady multicellular flow of natural convection in the conductive regime (Ra = 8000). We consider a tall air-filled vertical annulus between differentially heated concentric cylinders with the inner cylinder allowed to rotate. The unsteady Boussinesq equations are discretized using a finite volume method with a second order time stepping scheme. The natural convection flow is axisymmetric in this regime, whereas it is known that the mixed convection flow becomes 3D over a range of Reynolds number. We observe the transition in a range of Reynolds number close to the critical Reynolds number of the Taylor-Couette flow. The rotation has a weak influence on the axisymmetric time-periodic natural convection flow before the transition, whereas the flow becomes 3D and chaotic after.",

author = "A. Sergent and {Le Qu{\'e}r{\'e}}, P. and Vanka, {S. P.}",

year = "2003",

language = "English (US)",

isbn = "0791836959",

series = "Proceedings of the ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference",

pages = "721--730",

booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, Volume 3",

note = "2003 ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference (HT2003) ; Conference date: 21-07-2003 Through 23-07-2003",

}